Barack Obama endorses Justin’s re-election

I have no doubt this will lift the spirits of centrist liberals who prop up Justin Trudeau. But consider this. Barack Obama campaigned on hope and change in 2008, a generally Liberal agenda, he delivered a mostly incremental upgrade in domestic policy. Don't get me wrong, if I were American, I would have voted for … Continue reading Barack Obama endorses Justin’s re-election

Strike two, Ms May

Not everyone wants to vote Liberal or Conservative. This has been traditional fertile ground for the NDP for those left of centre folks or provides an opening for right wing competition to the conservatives. And let's be honest. 3rd and 4th parties want a minority parliament because that gives them the opportunity to leverage their … Continue reading Strike two, Ms May

Green Party retains the services of astute insider, Warren Kinsella

But this may not play out as you imagine. It's not a big secret that Warren's leanings are clearly Liberal; whether he's a party member or not. He was an able war-room soldier for the Chr├ętien gov't and earned the grudging respect of even his opponents while he held the role. But let's look deeper. … Continue reading Green Party retains the services of astute insider, Warren Kinsella

Everyone calm the fuck down

The NDP is not going through some existential crisis, the political ground that's moving is on the right and far right; and this is not a playground the NDP should dabble in. Ever. Its worth reminding folks that Saint Jack Layton was a relative centrist in his overall philosophy; this is why he appealed to … Continue reading Everyone calm the fuck down